JKF Scholarship 2022 B

The Managing Director Jomo Kenyatta Foundation Mr. David Mwaniki addressing the function.

The 2022 JKF Scholarships Award ceremony was held on Monday, 23rd May, 2022, at the Company’s headquarters in Industrial Area, Nairobi. During the event, which was officiated by the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) in the Ministry of Education, Dr. Sara Ruto, EBS, the successful applicants were presented with their cheques.

Dr. Ruto lauded the Foundation for steadfastly supporting the education of well over 11,000 bright but needy and vulnerable students, drawn from across the country, for a period spanning 54 years. She said plans by her Ministry to make JKF the regulator of scholarships in Kenya was something that needed to be prioritised and fast-tracked, given the vast experience as well as strategic positioning the Company enjoys as the only Government entity providing basic education scholarships.

In his address, Managing Director Mr. David K. Mwaniki observed that the Ministry’s initiative to give JKF the scholarship regulation mandate could not have come at a better time. He noted that due to the current harsh economic times precipitated by the Covid-19 pandemic, JKF received well over 11,000 applications, a fourfold increase from the previous years.

JKF 2022 Scholarship

Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) in the Ministry of Education, Dr. Sara Ruto, EBS, presenting the cheque to the students.

Out of this large number, JKF could only absorb 148 students owing to the diminished profits made from sales of its publications, from which the revenue expended on scholarship provision is derived. “This has been necessitated by the recent shift in the publishing industry whereby to win government tenders for the supply of course books under the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC), publishers have no choice but to price their books with fairly moderate margins,” Mr. Mwaniki said. This notwithstanding has spurred JKF to seek partnerships with likeminded organizations and JKF staff to ensure that they offer scholarships to more students.

JKF would like to thank our Scholarship partners; Honda Motors, Intex Management Services, ABM Kenya Limited, Inchcape Kenya Limited, Color Twist Media Limited and JKF staff.


The JKF Scholarship Programme is an educational fund set up by The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation (JKF) to assist bright but needy students in public secondary schools in Kenya. Started in 1968, the Programme has to date

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